Photo Credit: Andrew McIntire / TPS
A Syrian town adjacent to Israel's border on the Golan Heights

While world bodies call for investigations into the deaths of 16 Gazans who were killed Friday while attempting to destroy and infiltrate the security fence on the border with Israel, a non-governmental organization (Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, AGPS) reports that the number of Palestinian refugees who have died in Syria since 2012 has risen to 3,686 victims.

“The statistics reveal that the reasons for their death were as follows: 1160 refugees died because of the exchanged bombardments between the Syrian regime forces and the armed opposition factions, while the fighting between the regime and the opposition led to the death of 995 victims. 477 refugees died as a result of torture during interrogation in the prisons and detention camps of the Syrian regime; 309 refugees died because of sniper shots, while the siege imposed on the Palestinian camps in Syria by the regime and its affiliated Palestinian factions, has lost 203 Palestinians their lives, caused by malnutrition and the lack of medical care. The remaining victims died because of different reasons, including explosions, summary executions and drowning during attempts to reach Europe,” AGPS reported.


And yet, there’s been no cry of outrage from any of the major world bodies, all of whom are scrutinizing Israel’s decision to actively defend its border from a terrorist organization intent on using a swarm of tens of thousands as cover for infiltrations to carry out terror attacks on its territory.

The massacres by regime forces of thousands of innocent Palestinian-Syrians seems to be of no interest at all.

Where are the screams for a probe from the United Nations Security Council?

How is it that the United Kingdom and Turkey can allow such a tragedy to pass without comment?

Why hasn’t the European Union demanded justice for Palestinian Syrians under bombardment in Dera’a, in the Al-Aedin camp in Homs, in Wadi Zeina, and trapped on the Greek islands?

Can we spell the word, H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y ? It follows on the heels of A-N-T-I-S-E-M-I-T-I-S-M.

How fortunate that the current Israeli government is being led by adults who are willing and able to endure being the “bad guys” and ignore negative world opinion long enough to efficiently protect our own nation’s citizens, regardless of what others think.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.